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No more airs, Your Grace? Prince William and Kate lead a “modest life” in a 4-bed cottage

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Prince William, Kate Middleton and their three children are moving into a four-bed house on the Windsor estate this summer

Prince William, Kate Middleton and their three children Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4, are moving into a four-bed house on the Windsor estate this summer. Their new home, known as Adelaide Cottage, doesn’t need any refurbishment and the children can attend school together locally in the autumn.

There will reportedly be no staff and all aid workers will commute to Windsor. While Anmer Hall in Norfolk will be a country family retreat, the Cambridges’ Kensington Palace Apartments will be used as staff offices. “Kate and William were desperate for a modest home to start their new life in Windsor. Adelaide Cottage fits the bill because it’s a four bedroom house and they don’t need them anymore as they’re unstaffed,” a source told The Sun.

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“They were adamant that they didn’t want anything too flashy or something refurbished or added security so as not to burden the taxpayer. The added bonus is that they can send George, Charlotte and Louis to school together locally. “Three children will enjoy running around the gardens and playing, which is the kind of life they enjoy so much at Anmer Hall.” added the source.

Apparently, the couple has no other aspirations than a comfortable childhood home close to schools and the Queen. They also pay the rent from their private account. “All they have to do is confiscate some of their valuable furniture and possessions. The whole family is looking forward to moving in this summer and starting a new chapter in their life together in Windsor,” the source concluded. The decision was reportedly made because William and Kate want to live closer to the Queen, who is struggling with mobility issues.

Ingrid Seward, Editor-in-Chief of Majesty Magazine, told The Sun: “It’s nice for both his family and the Queen that they will be living so close together. William was always close to his grandmother and when he was a boy at Eton he would have tea with the Queen weekly. The queen needs more people like William around her. She is very often alone apart from the staff and will be happy to know that William, Kate and their three great-grandchildren are ten minutes away.

“If she wants to go to church or needs help one morning, she has the whole family there. The family was very limited in what they could do at Kensington Palace during the week. At Windsor they will have plenty of space for the children to play and walk their dog. They will thrive in their privacy and be close to schools. This cottage is a stark contrast to Harry and Meghan who spent a fortune on Frogmore Cottage and shows that William and Kate are happy to lead frugal lives,” she added.

According to The Sun, the Adelaide Cottage was modernized in 2015 and is said to retain golden dolphins and ceiling rope decorations in the master bedroom, which were recycled from a 19th-century royal yacht. It features a Greco-Egyptian marble fireplace, but is relatively modest and reserved.

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